Exploring culture through fieldwork requires an understanding of the different ways that data can be collected, recorded, analysed and reported. This course builds skills in qualitative data collection and analysis with a focus on understanding culture. Students taking the course will experience the gathering of data through observation and semi-structured interviews. We will then analyse the data using two different methods of major qualitative research traditions. By the end of the course, students will have gained skills in fieldwork and analysis and an ability to understand the methodology behind different studies of society and culture that they may come across during their research.
Taught at Tokyo Tech